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<title>Binutils, elfutils: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
Various utilities from the GNU Binutils and elfutils packages are
vulnerable to a heap based buffer overflow, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">binutils</product>
<announced>June 01, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>91398</bug>
<bug>91817</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-libs/elfutils" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.108</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.108</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="sys-devel/binutils" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="rge">2.14.90.0.8-r3</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">2.15.90.0.1.1-r5</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">2.15.90.0.3-r5</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">2.15.91.0.2-r2</unaffected>
<unaffected range="rge">2.15.92.0.2-r10</unaffected>
<unaffected range="ge">2.16-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.16-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
The GNU Binutils are a collection of tools to create, modify and
analyse binary files. Many of the files use BFD, the Binary File
Descriptor library, to do low-level manipulation. Elfutils provides a
library and utilities to access, modify and analyse ELF objects.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Tavis Ormandy and Ned Ludd of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team
discovered an integer overflow in the BFD library and elfutils,
resulting in a heap based buffer overflow.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
Successful exploitation would require a user to access a specially
crafted binary file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All GNU Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose sys-devel/binutils</code>
<p>
All elfutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-libs/elfutils-0.108&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1704">CVE-2005-1704</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 12 May 2005 20:12:23 +0000">
taviso
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 01 Jun 2005 15:04:54 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
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